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Summer Staff- Head Cook

Live and work in the mountains of northern New Mexico! In the head cook position, you will serve Christ by leading the kitchen staff in preparing and serving healthy, tasty, safe, and timely meals.

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Head Cook Job Description
Responsible to: Food Service Manager
Time: Full-Time during Summer Season

- Active in a local church, holy lifestyle, committed to ministry.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task and manage a variety of tasks.
- Kitchen experience of at least 6 months preferred, but not required.
- Prior experience cooking food for large groups preferred, but not required. Capability to prepare quality meals for groups of up to 160 people.
- Hold a current ServSafe® Manager Certification(or equivalent) or the ability to complete food manager training.
- Hold a current ServSafe® Food Allergens Certification or the ability to complete food allergen training.
- Experience in supervising and giving direction to other workers.
- Demonstrated ability to get along well with people and be “guest minded” at all times.
- Alignment with our statement of beliefs and organizational essentials including shared core values, a sense of personal calling to our mission, a commitment to our vision.
- Agree to live on site or within a reasonable daily commute to the camp property.

Specific Responsibilities:
- Supervise employees and volunteers assigned to the food service area.
- Produce quality and visually appealing meals for guests.
- Maintain a clean and efficient kitchen under the direction of the Food Service Manager.
- Coordinate with the Food Service Manager for menus, schedules, allergen needs, and special requests.
- Responsibilities beyond the scope of this job description may be occasionally required.

Essential Functions:
- Basic computer and internet skills, primarily for internal communication.
- Proficiency in food service and kitchen equipment operation.
- Be able to occasionally make shopping runs.
- Ability to stand for long periods and lift or carry items 40 lbs. or less.
- Visually identify hazards, needed repairs, and necessary cleaning throughout the kitchen, and be able to respond appropriately.
- Be an advocate and fan of our camp.

Compensation and benefits:
- Full time employment during the summer season with wages paid every 2 weeks, rate dependent on experience.
Benefits: Meals included when food service is active. Overnight housing as required to fulfill your duties.

Expected work schedule:
- Summer season work period is May 28 - July 15.
- Typical summer week is 5 work days and 2 days off with some flexibility. Days off are usually grouped together, but Saturdays and Sundays are often required work days.
- Daily schedules may vary.

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Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 11/25/2023 3:27:06 PM

Job Contact:
Erin Gabriel
(505) 425-6022

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Why work at El Porvenir Christian Camp:

Be a part of impacting countless young souls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are looking for hard working individuals who love playing in the mountains and desire to do so to God's Glory!

1 Christian Camp Dr.
    Montezuma, NM 87731

(505) 425-6022

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